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Sara's Review: Guarding the Quarterback (Champions of the Heart #1) by Liz Matis, narrator

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Publisher: Little Hondo Press

Released: June 1, 2016

Genre: Sports Romance

Length: 3 hours and 28 minutes

Format: paperback, ebook, audiobook

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Miss Congeniality meets The Bodyguard romp. Alexa Reeves The quarterback of the NY Kings has a body to die for, and as Dean Walker's bodyguard I'm right in the line of fire. If that's not dangerous enough, I'm posing as his girlfriend to keep close. Yet, that isn't the worst part. He says I need a makeover to pass as his arm candy. Jerk. The more time I spend with him, the more my undercover role blurs with reality, and I'll lose more than my job if I step over the line and into his bed. Dean Walker Let's get something straight. I didn't ask for protection, especially in the form of a female. Isn't a death threat just another day in the life of a NY quarterback? Still, the owner of the team forces me to accept a security detail led by the tiny but tough Alexa Reeves. But who is the real Alexa? The bodyguard, sworn to protect me, or the made-over vixen, determined to drive me crazy? As the stalker closes in, I realize I've put more than my life in her hands. Will Alexa safeguard my heart as fiercely as my body?

Four Boundless Stars

I was provided a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. The story is extremely cute, and the characters, both Alexa and Dean, are super likable. Even when you want to smack Dean for being such a, well, guy! LOL.

I found myself smiling pretty much the entire time I listened to the story, just because it sucks you in and is so incredibly enjoyable. Melissa Moran did a fine job with the narration; her inflection and delivery was perfect. The only negative I have is with her voices, there wasn’t much distinction between her male and female voice. My husband even remarked on it when he walked in on a certain scene and thought I was listening to a LGBTQ story. However, once I got familiar with the story, the lack of male voices didn’t bother me.

Overall; I thoroughly enjoyed Guarding the Quarterback: Champions of the Heart Book 1, it was surprising, sexy, full of charm, and a great read. Also, I never guessed who the bad guy was. Point to Liz Matis.

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